chemical peel


Definition of chemical peel

: a cosmetic procedure for the removal of facial blemishes and wrinkles that involves the application of a caustic chemical and especially an acid (such as alpha hydroxy acid) to the skin

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Recent Examples on the Web Although regular exfoliation maintains smooth, radiant skin over time, this chemical peel delivers a fast, more intense treatment for near-instant benefits. Erica Metzger, Better Homes & Gardens, "2020 Beauty Awards: The Facial Skincare Products Worth Your Money," 11 Sep. 2020 The first line of treatment is a medium- to high-strength chemical peel. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on Your Face," 6 July 2020 With nearly 15,000 positive reviews on Amazon, the exfoliating chemical peel is primarily known for two things — being equal parts disgusting and effective. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "The cult-favorite Baby Foot peel is disgusting — and it totally works," 2 July 2020 Who can benefit from doing a chemical peel at home? Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "10 Easy and Effective Chemical Peels You Can Do at Home," 24 Mar. 2020 Doing chemical peels for several weeks can lighten the skin. NBC News, "How to reduce dark under-eye circles, according to dermatologists," 29 Jan. 2020 Baker, according to her business plan, will do superficial chemical peels, lash lifts and tints, lash extensions, body and face waxing and treatments to calm and help with aging skin. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After Sussex's Amy B & Co. Salon and Spa closes, three of its employees will open their own," 26 Feb. 2020 In order to preserve the status of the house and the murals, museum officials decided to use a chemical peel instead of the torch. Madeline Mitchell,, "Taft Museum getting big makeover for its 200th birthday," 19 Feb. 2020 Beauty YouTuber Jackie Aina recently got a chemical peel and posted the effects on Twitter. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "YouTuber Jackie Aina Did a Chemical Peel and Posted Pictures of the Dead Skin on Twitter," 29 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of chemical peel

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Chemical peel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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Medical Definition of chemical peel

: a cosmetic procedure for the removal of facial blemishes and wrinkles involving the application of a caustic chemical and especially an acid (as trichloroacetic acid) to the skin

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